Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, at the Shakespear hotel.Deep, dark, amber colour, slightly crimson with a slight head. Strong bitter aroma and taste. Short bitter hitter. Probably a good beer, but not for me at this stage of the w/e.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is reminicscent of burning rubber, deep copper hue,burnt malts, some cinnamon like spiciness, brandy tones, soothing and drinkable
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A marginal beer that did little for me. Poured a nice amber color with a three-bubbled head. Nothing there. The aroma was actually kind of pleasant sweet apples, caramel and light summer fruits. The flavor is quite hoppy, but ultimately a bit drab to me. I mean the flavor wasn't terrible, but it just didn't do it for me. To each their own...
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
You feel a bit sorry for this one. Geez, only 5%, what a whuss. Nice amber colour, bitter nose, but I am not sure what (Styrian Goldings?). It is a good beer to start but not continue a session.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amberish color with no head. Mild hop aroma. Bitter malts in the flavor that is water dominated. Unimpressive.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 COmpletely devistatingly ugly with absolutely no head and a clear ugly dark amber color..brown sugar and yeast make up all attributes of aroma or flavor..malty nonsense with a real watery mouthfeel.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found an old dusty 01/20/99 bottle sitting on the shelves and had to try it.Mild hop sour aroma.No head.Tons of huge floating particles.Mild sour yeasty flavors with slight medium hops.Dry caramel flavor at the finish.Actually it was quite drinkable.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle w/date 3-31-00: All sorts of dark scary things floating in the bottom. Smells like sulphor and old socks. I think this bottle is bad, so Ill go get a newer one. tastes like olives and weird spice...I just dont know. Really dry and not to my liking at all.
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 (draught) Totally clear amber-fox. Thick yellowish head, lacey. Nose of ambrée malts, some sugar and hops, CO2 is even obvious in the nose. A bit of burned rubber (sulphur). Aroma as freshly gristed malt. Taste, IMO, the ideal balance between sweet and bitter from noble hops. CO2 gives an ever so slight sourish hint. Biscuit (cookies) flavour. Very fresh De Koninck has a flavour as from freshly mown grass. Light-bodied. Well saturated, not fizzy. Refreshing. In the aftertaste, all tastes struggle and the hopbitterness lasts. NEVER confound a draught ‘bolleke’ with the bottled product. Filtered, but not pasteurised, this is a mega-difference. NEVER visit Antwerpen without drinking one. Not all pubs serve it equally well, though. To an Antwerpener, this is the standard (=/ the best beer!) by which all other beers are measured.
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting more from this Belgian beer that what I actually received. It was a little to lite for my liking.